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Ellsworth airman identified as Pactola drowning victim | June 26


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A drowning victim at Pactola Reservoir near Rapid City has been identified as a 20-year-old airman assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base. Airman First Class Weds Byssainthe drowned June 24, 2023, near the Pactola point Picnic Area.

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Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."